Holy poo!!!

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by BassistJ, Oct 12, 2001.

  1. BassistJ


    Mar 20, 2001
    Hemet, CA USA
    Well, here's what I get for saying any band I'm in never got a chance...

    I've been rehersing with a local band, RANSOM, since about late August. Our progress has been pretty steady. Actually, we've been busting ass and getting songs togeather. Our plan was to start gigging in January. Well, that was untill our singer decided to call up an old favor and have a lil' meeting with a So Cal promoter/manager. Apperently he was so impressed with how our singer handled himself and from what the promoter heard on a rehersal tape our singer brought along that he offered us, right then and there, a headlining gig at an all-ages club in Orange County (I did'nt catch the name of the club. The singer was too busy practically peeing himself. :D ) on the 26th of this month.

    So, for better or worse, I guess we're making our debut a little earlier then expected. But let it go to show that perseverence and hard work in the biz eventually pay off.

    And hey, if you're in the area and want to come see a local Talkbasser, let me know. I'm sure I can scam ya'll a few tics. ;)
  2. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    That is cool. I wish I was in that area to see it. Good luck!
  3. Thats a bit like my band. Although we knocked back gigs until we were ready. And its paid off because now we're supporting huge bands, and we've only done two shows!

    Make sure you track down your pay as soon as possible. One show we did, there wasno place to keep the gear so we went home. The woman running the show decided she'd hand out the money on the night and so we missed out. But last night she was at a gig and the singer and i spoke to her. The look on her face when two burly metal heads walk up to her = :eek:

    Also, don't be disappointed if no-one is there to see you guys, then ppl turn up for the bands afterwards etc. We played to a empty room once. It can be good, lets u get used to stages etc.

  4. BassistJ


    Mar 20, 2001
    Hemet, CA USA
    Thanks guys.


    Got a few details wrong in the first post. The gig is the 26th at the Rock Ranch in San Bernardino. Sorry if I confused ya'll.
  5. Good Luck, break a leg, all that stuff.
  6. Good luck, and try <i>not</i> to break a leg.
  7. hujo


    Apr 18, 2001
    Stockholm, Sweden
    So, how did it go?
  8. BassistJ


    Mar 20, 2001
    Hemet, CA USA
    Ahh, I almost forgot to post an update. Here goes;

    Dispite drummer problems (i.e. our drummer is a jackass) we pulled off a helluva show. We shared teh bill with a 9 peice soul band (the kicked, by the way), a blues band, and some weird group called the Presidential Pimps. It was great, we played for about 25-30 people (it's hard to count with stage lights in your eyes). In fact, we did such a good job that the promoter called US back 4 days later and offered us a gig at In Cahoots in Riverside on the 6th of December. Oh, and I actually got aome applause during my bass feature. All in all, a great night.
  9. Yes that's all good and fine, but what does it all have to do with this exciting religious excrement you speak of??
  10. Ari Schor

    Ari Schor

    Mar 3, 2000
  11. BassistJ


    Mar 20, 2001
    Hemet, CA USA
    It was all a ruse to get you to read this thread. We all know about your facination with ca ca. :D
  12. Drummer is a jackass. There is a phrase you don't hear enough.

    Glad to here all went good BassistJ